Hack'n Stay Golden Bay
Hack'n Stay Golden Bay
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Here at Hack n Stay, we’re passionate about sharing the magic of connected horse riding in Golden Bay. Explore the stunning golden beaches or splash through crystal clear water on horseback. We offer riders of all experience levels opportunities to learn more about the foundations of good horsemanship whilst experiencing stunning coastal scenery of Golden Bay on horseback. With a focus on teaching light and balanced riding, our guided holistic horse riding experiences are so much more than just a trail ride. Our professionally guided horse treks provide and safe and fun environment to further your riding knowledge, build confidence and challenge yourself. Whether you’re looking for a Short Ride to sample the beauty of Golden Bay on horseback or an extended Full Day Ride to fully immerse yourself in the local culture, cuisine and stunning coastal scenery – we have a variety of options just for you!
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Faye Hanson
Wakefield, UK4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Excellent experience never been on a horse before Barbear was lovely made me feel at ease
the views are amazing looking at the sea
Written 18 August 2023
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Zbinden S
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
Lovely athmosphere, also because it was quieter than probably during summer months. There was only another family and it felt like, we all are a big family. The owner is a very lovely german woman.
I booked the horse riding tour and I can only recommend it. Especially with low tide, it's just stunning. The horses look very healthy and happy :)
I was lucky enough to be the only one on tour so I got private lessons, it was just amazing!
Written 8 August 2023
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Adele
1 contribution
Mar 2023 • Couples
We couldn't recommend Hack n Stay more. Easily our favourite accommodation across 6 months in NZ. Magical experience on the horses, riding on the beach. Neither of us had ridden before and Baerbel and Pippa were amazing at coaching us and giving us the confidence to go well beyond what we imagined we'd do. Our horses McDuff and Brown Acre were lovely and eased our obvious nerves! The house is so cozy and comfortable, and our room was great. We felt like we could have stayed for weeks and we were sad to leave. Baerbel was a great host and so generous with her time - we left having learnt a lot from her! We'll be back - Rowan & Adele
Written 22 March 2023
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mayalsflyer
Swansea, UK5 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This is the best place we have stayed in New Zealand. We were in a camper and and the site has powered pitches with easy access to water and a beautiful setting amongst apple trees. The showers and toilets were great. The host, Babel, is fantastically welcoming and a very kind and knowledgable horse person. I had not ridden for 40 years but she put me at ease and had a selection of beautiful and very well cared for horses. My wife, who is an experienced rider, learnt a lot from Babel’s natural horsemanship approach. Of course you don’t have to ride but it would be a pity not to with a lovely track leading down to a massive, and nearly deserted beach. There are glow worms along the track which make for a nice after dinner stroll. It’s less than ten minutes drive into Takaka for a restaurant meal or go a few minutes the other way to the old Mussel Inn. We were really sorry to have to move on from this gem of a place. It made the windy drive over Takaka Hill well worthwhile.
Written 14 March 2023
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Charlotte C
Toulouse164 contributions
Nov 2022
A wonderful place to stay whether in camping car or in a room in the farmhouse.. Everything was perfect for us, , a warm welcome, wonderful accommodation with organised kitchens and bathrooms. Most of all the host Barbul, was so kind and made our stay memorial.
Written 15 December 2022
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Chad Mckelvie
Foxton, New Zealand4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great place to stay, quirky, friendly and helpful people.
Will have to get on a horse next time we visit. Had a nice walk to the beach and great beach to swim.
Written 24 October 2022
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Alex F
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The host, Barbara, was an absolute star - a real horse whisperer and an amazing teacher and guide, we all learnt heaps about horse riding on our beautiful trek.
Written 19 October 2022
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Patrick M
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Our horse riding experience was unreal ! Was definitely the highlight of our trip to Tasman region. Great friendly instructors who are very patient and compassionate. Thank you Beabell for an amazing trip. Will be back again 🙂
Written 21 January 2022
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Thank you! It was an absolute pleasure to take you riding! Thank you for bringing with you such enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more horsey adventures off the beaten track!
Written 1 June 2022
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Lotte S
4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
My partner and I absolutely loved the horse ride with Baerbel. If we get the change, we will certainly be back. Baerbel gave us lots of good tips to be a good horse rider & to be more confident in general. It’s way more than a standard horse ride. The area is amazing too and the horses are looked after in the best way possible.

We also stayed at Hack Farm, which we would 100% recommend. We only stayed for 1 night but could have easily spend so much more time here as it’s so tranquil! A big thanks to Christoph, as he made us feel very welcome & made sure all guests were looked after.
Written 9 January 2022
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Yay! thank you for the wonderful review :) We would love to welcome you back for another ride - what a great excuse to explore more of beautiful Golden Bay. We'll pass on your thanks to Christoph!
Written 1 June 2022
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James H
Waiheke Island, New Zealand5 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Our family had a fantastic farm & beach ride with the team from Hack n Stay. The path through the farm to the beach gave us a great chance to get to know our horses while taking in the amazing scenery - the backdrop at the beach is stunning. The horses looked really well looked after, and were very easy for those of us with little riding experience to get moving. It's nice to support a team that really care for their horses. The guides were very friendly and knowledgeable - we will definitely be back for another ride in future (and maybe even an overnight stay). Thanks.
Written 29 December 2021
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Wonderful review James! thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We would love to welcome you back for an overnight stay! Perhaps our next ride could be a sunset/sunrise ride which paints the whole beach scene in a completely new light! Looking forward to riding with you again.
Written 1 June 2022
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